Knitting patterns for scarves featuring a cable design. Many of the patterns are free. Updated 7/18/23.
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Cable scarf worked in three panels, two double cable panels up each side with a central thread of life panel. Size 8" wide x 54 " long/ 20 cm x 137 cm. DK weight yarn. Designed by Bonny Bonafilla.
10505 Aran Wrap
Scarf with cables and bobbles. Options to use written instructions or charts. Size Approximately 11.75" (30 cm) wide x 65.5" (166 cm) long. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Sirdar. Kit is also available.
Cable scarf with twined cables forming a lattice or diamond shapes. Options to use written instructions or charts. 2 sizes Scarf or Shawl. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Purl Soho.
My Alibi Scarf
Cable scarf with a central wishbone cable framed by cables and twisted stitches. Worked in 2 identical pieces and joined to ensure the cables go the same way. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Debra Peterson for Bliss Yarns.
Chutes & Ladders Scarf
Scarf knit with a 6 row repeat cable and texture stitch. Designed by KCN Design Team. Bulky weight yarn.
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Scarf with intricate Celtic cables. Use either written instructions or charts. Bulky weight yarn. Designer allows sale of finished projects with credit. Designed by collete audrey.
This scarf features large diamond cable motifs at the ends of ribbed scarf. Use either written instructions or charts. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Purl Soho.
Chestnut Street Scarf
This scarf features a main cable design framed by other cable stitches in a 32 row repeat. Use either written instructions or charts. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Alexandra Davidoff for Lion Brand.
6 Row Repeat Cable Scarf
Ribbed scarf with a simple cable creates an elegant scarf in a 6 row repeat. Because it's ribbed, I think it is probaby reversible. Rated easy by the designer. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Bernat.
Hill and Valley Cable Scarf
Timeless scarf with a stunning braided cable stitch design. The celtic-like cable pattern can be worked from chart or written instructions in a 32 row repeat. DK/ Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Patons.
Chickling Cable Scarf
This scarf is knit with a 16 row repeat of wandering cables with bobbles and v-shaped cables reminiscnent of bird racks. DK weight yarn. Designed by Paintbox Yarns.
Reversible Both Sides Now Scarf
This scarf is knit with lush cables in ribbing that makes this scarf look the same on both sides. Knit mostly in 2 row ribbing with a cable row every 10 rows. Quick knit in bulky yarn. Designed by Patons.
More Free Patterns
Easy 4 Row Repeat Cabled Scarf
This easy scarf features an 4 row repeat pattern of 4 cables and is embellished with pompoms. Quick knit in Super Bulky yarn. Designed by Keira Wiggins.
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Book Ends Scarf
This easy scarf features a 2 row seed stitch in the middle with 4 row repeat Mock Cable pattern on both ends, and finished with fringe. Rated easy by the designer. Quick knit in Bulky yarn. Designed by Yarnspirations.
Endless Spikelet Scarf
This versatile buttoned scarf is knit with a 16 row repeat of cable design bordered with double seed stitch. Use written instructions or chart. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Victoria Groger. Available in English and Russian.
Reversible Compassion Scarf
This scarf features an amazing, reversible cable pattern that looks wonderful from either side. Use either written instructions or chart. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Ann Regis.
Harriet Hooded Scarf
Cabled scarf in chunky yarn with pointed ends and tassels. Designed by Jo Allport.
This easy cable scarf features an 8 row repeat pattern that includes a central nine-stitch cable bordered by twisted stitches and garter stitch. The DK weight yarn is held doubled throughout knitting this scarf, creating a chunky weight that works up quickly. Designed by Jessica Gore.
Dillingham Super Scarf
Extra large scarf knit in seed stitch and a 10 row repeat cable. Size About 11 1/2 x 70 in. (29 x 178 cm). Quick knit in Super Bulky yarn. Rated easy by the designer. Designed by Lion Brand.
Staggered Cable Super Scarf
Oversized scarf knit in an all over cable pattern that's a 20 row repeat and finished with fringe. Written instructions or chart. Approx 14" [35.5 cm] wide x 90" [228.5 cm] long, excluding fringe. Super Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Yarnspirations.
Cabled and Lace Super Scarf
Size 35cm/14in to 218cm/86in. Designed by Tanis Gray for Imperial Yarns. Quick knit in bulky yarn.
Argyle Cable Lace Knit Super Scarf
Three colors of yarn, a giant argyle inspired designed, and fringe make a colorful statement piece. Approx 12″ [30.5 cm] wide x 100″ [254 cm] long, excluding fringe. Designed by Bernat.
Audrey Super Scarf
Easy scarf features a giant central cable. Finished Size 9.5″ wide and 84″ long. Quick knit in super bulky yarn. Designed by Laura Hulslander.
Honey Comb Twist Super Scarf
An all-over cable pattern is framed by a cable braid edge in this scarf by Patons. Quick knit in bulky yarn.
Patterns for Purchase
Ranier Wrap or Scarf
Rectangular stole or scarf with all over wavy cable design. It's knit in rib and so might be reversible. Pattern written for both Wrap and Scarf sizes. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Nancy Ekvall for Blue Sky Fibers.
Castle Cable Scarf
This scarf combines a wide central cable with simple side cables and textured edges in garter stitch. 2 sizes: Medium Size: width – 37 cm/14½ inches; length – 180 cm/72 inches Large Size: width – 37 cm/14½ inches; length – 274 cm/108 inches Worsted weight yarn. Designed by ViTalina Craft.
Canterbury Crossing Cables Scarf
This scarf takes basic cables and criss-crosses them for a stately, textured look. Framed by basic left and right cables, along with double slipped stitch separating lines. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by D&M DesignWorks.
Uppandoon Cable Scarf
This richly textured scarf is a combination of cables, slip stitches and yarn overs which travel both up and down the design and look great both on the right and wrong sides of the fabric. DK weight yarn. Designed by Jeanette Sloan.
Cozy, snuggly wrap scarf, featuring cable/garter borders on top and bottom, two types of beautiful cables on reverse Stockinette stitch as the main part, and neat i-cord edges. 3 scarf width options: 9.5”/24.1 cm, 13”/33 cm, 16”/40.6 cm. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Natalya1905.
Cider Press Scarf & Cowl
This cable scarf design was inspired by an antique cider press and features a “flowing cider” center cable, “wooden screw” side cables and a “screening” border. Work in a glorious, full length, or the more tailored buttoned cowl. Use chart or written instructions. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Apiary Knits.
A Walk Through Aspens Scarf
Cabled Aran wrap, with a generous length and width. A wide center panel shows off a beautiful and intriguing cable pattern. Two columns of simple honeycomb stitch sandwich the cable, with long bands of slipped stitches hugging the garter edges. Pattern comes complete with both written and charted instructions. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Kalurah Hudson.
Scarf knit with a cable pattern of feathers that looks just as good on the reverse side. Aran, worsted weight yarn. Designed by TheWarmHouse. Available in English and Dutch.
Scarf knit with an 8 row repeat cable pattern. DK weight yarn. Designed by Helen Duffy.
Super Scarves to Knit
Each of the six designs in Super Scarves to Knit from Leisure Arts is about 14 inches wide and 120 inches long. The designs by Lisa Gentry include Pebbles, Radiance, Regency, Reversible Cables, Chevron, and Mosaic.